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Dec. 5, 2013 | Danielle Wiener-Bronner | Radiological/Radioactive Materials , Radiological Dispersal Devices
Although the dangerous radioactive cargo has been recovered, authorities say the two thieves who stole a truck carrying cobalt-60 in Mexico on Monday "will, without a doubt, die," because they removed the material's protective casing. Mexican nuclear safety official Mardonio Jimenez said the culprits will "have severe problems with ...
Dec. 5, 2013 | Nerve Agents , Chemical Nonproliferation and Disarmament , Chemical Weapons Destruction
An unidentified nation appears open to hosting hundreds of tons of Syrian nerve agents and other chemical-warfare assets as they are transferred to a U.S. ship equipped to destroy the materials at sea, the leader of an international disarmament mission said in Wednesday comments reported by Reuters.
Dec. 5, 2013 | Diane Barnes | Sanctions, Nuclear
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday attempted to reassure Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that key sanctions would remain in force against Iran's disputed nuclear program under an interim accord negotiated by Tehran and six other governments.
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Dec. 5, 2013 | Jordain Carney | Uranium Enrichment , Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament
A U.S. official said on Wednesday that the Obama administration is considering asking the Iranian government to take down part of its Arak nuclear reactor as part of a long-term deal on the country's nuclear program.
Dec. 5, 2013 | Rachel Oswald | Uranium Enrichment , Highly Enriched Uranium , Nuclear Weapons Programs
Construction of a large uranium-enrichment plant in India appears close to finished while building work on a separate centrifuge facility has been halted, the Institute for Science and International Security said in a Wednesday imagery analysis.
Dec. 5, 2013 | Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday underscored the Obama administration's close collaboration with Beijing on constraining North Korea a day after meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Yonhap News Agency reported.
The U.S. narrowly avoided military action in Syria after Bashar al-Assad pledged to rid his country of chemical weapons. But now it appears that Washington, barring any better options, will have to destroy the most lethal elements of Syria's stockpiles. That process will be dangerous -- and potentially very ...
Dec. 4, 2013 | Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament , International Perspectives on Missile Defense
German's chief foreign policy official on Wednesday suggested that the temporary nuclear deal with Iran could affect NATO's plans to construct a ballistic-missile defense system, the Associated Press reported.
Dec. 4, 2013 | Jordain Carney | Sanctions, Nuclear , Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament
Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to Capitol Hill next week to discuss the interim agreement reached over Iran's nuclear program.
Analysts on Tuesday said that the reported purge of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, thought to formerly be the second-most-powerful individual in the nation, shows that the young head of state has fully assumed power two years after taking office.
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Kim Tae-woo, a Seoul defense analyst, on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's apparent ouster of his uncle from all official posts.
The young man wants all the power.